Originally posted on Brewers Bar  |  Last updated 11/9/11
While the Marlins seem to be trying their hardest to woo Jose Reyes, the Brewers are still consistently being mentioned as a possible destination for the free agent shortstop. Most people linking the Brewers to Reyes are saying they have "money to spend" with Prince Fielder also hitting the free agent market.How much money do they really have to spend, though? Not as much as you may think.It's easy to see why the connection is being made. Fielder made $15.5 million last year. Reyes figures to make around $15-$20 million a year on the free agent market. On the surface, that doesn't seem like too much of a payroll increase for the Brewers.There's a problem, though: the Brewers have already spent most of that "Prince money" through extensions for the guys who were willing to stick around. Corey Hart, Ryan Braun, Rickie Weeks, and Yovani Gallardo will get raises that total over $13 million. That would mean just over $2 million of the "Prince Fund" is left over. If the Brewers are ...
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